Double Basses

Pavel Stepin

In the orchestra since 2023

He graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and completed a postgraduate course there (Professor L.V. Rakov’s class). He is the laureate of international competitions, including the J.M. Sperger Competition for Double Bass (Germany, 2000) and G. Bottesini Competition (Italy, 2003), a diploma winner of the I Open Interregional Ilia Musin Conducting Competition (Russia, 2009).

He worked in the Moskovia Chamber Orchestra, the “Studio of New Music” ensemble of the Moscow State Conservatory; since 2002 he has been an artist and since 2007 – the concertmaster of the double bass group of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. He has collaborated with leading musicians and collectives, namely Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Alexander Lazarev, Alexander Vedernikov, Yuri Temirkanov, Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikhail Pletnev, Mstislav Rostropovich,

Gidons Krēmers, Tatiana Grindenko, Nikolai Petrov, Mischa Maisky, the Russian National Orchestra, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Israel, the chamber orchestras “Moscow Virtuosi”, “Moscow Soloists”, “Russian Virtuosi of Europe”, the David Oistrakh Quartet, and others.

He maintains an active concert career. As a soloist, he has performed with the Musica Viva Orchestra, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, and the Moskovia Chamber Orchestra. He is a regular participant of international festivals. He has performed Russian premieres of a number of works by Leonid Desyatnikov, Dobrinka Tabakova, Igor Kefalidi, Klaus Huber, and Salvatore Sciarrino. He has recorded several CDs with chamber music programmes.